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GITAM Foundation Award to AIIMS Director


GITAM will confer GITAM Foundation Annual Award-2021 on renowned pulmonologist and the beacon of Indian contemporary medicine Dr.Randeep Guleria, announced by GITAM Vice-Chancellor Prof.K.Sivaramakrishna here on Friday. The award will be presented on the occasion of the 41st GITAM Foundation Day celebrations, to be held on 14th August 2021by GITAM President M.Sri Bharat.

Dr. Randeep Guleria has the unique distinction of being the first Indian to get a Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is a Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders at AIIMS, where he has been working since the last 30 years. He was honored by the Government of India with the Padma Shri award (2015). He is currently a part of India’s COVID-19 response effort. He has authored a book titled “Till We Win: India’s fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Dr. Randeep Guleria was also honoured with Dr.BCRoy Award (2014), Lung India Award (2014), Himachal Gaurav Award (2011) and Swasth Bharat Award (2010).

About Award

‘GITAM Foundation Award’ is instituted with a benevolent donation by Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi with a corpus of Rs.3 crores. This is awarding every year to an eminent person in recognition of the exemplary services rendered by him/her in the chosen field (Education, Economics, Science, Literature, Fine Arts and Public Service etc) for the benefit of the society at large. The award consisting of a plaque and a cheque for Rs.10 lakhs is presented to the eminent personality in recognition of the services to humanity on that day.

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